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2018/07/30 16:24:57 (permalink)
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Travelling abroad with just hand luggage

Trying to convince the family for when we fly this weekend that we can do it with just hand luggage. Never done it before but get fed up with not needing 80% of the stuff we pack and don't see why we can't manage this.... The mrs, our 12 y/o and me. I have no doubt I can easily do it, pretty confident my son would wear what he travels in every day given the chance. The wife... I already see 4 bad of toiletries (in order to keep everything under 100ml) - not sure she'll cope.
 
Anyone successfully travelled with just hand luggage

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Re: Travelling abroad with just hand luggage 2018/07/30 17:14:26 (permalink)
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always unless 2 weeks somewhere like the states or snowboarding. a week on a beach etc then deffo just a shoulder bag.
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Re: Travelling abroad with just hand luggage 2018/07/30 17:27:31 (permalink)
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I can easily do it. Trainers I'll go in and pack some flip flops. Most of the days I'll be in my swim shorts so 2 pairs of them. Maybe 2 pairs of casual shorts and t shirts and I'm done. Like you say, could probably do a shoulder bag, not even need a rucksack

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Re: Travelling abroad with just hand luggage 2018/07/31 07:47:39 (permalink)
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I travel a fair bit with work and can do a week quite easily on hand luggage.  Like you say, traveling in the same footwear (work shoes in my case), always cram my running trainers in though.  Toiletries are easy enough and hotels usually have shower gel.  I must admit, I'm not sure how women get make up and stuff within the limits.
 
I bought a case that is right on the hand luggage limit.  It looks quite big but just fits in the hand luggage limits.  I then carry a laptop bag but some cheaper airlines don't let you take 2 pieces on.
 
To be honest, these days I fly with BA and they include a checked suitcase even on the shorter, cheaper flights so I do check a bag.  Purely to save messing with the toiletries.  On a busy flight they often take my hand luggage case off me anyway and it ends up on the carousel so I don't save any time that way.
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Re: Travelling abroad with just hand luggage 2018/07/31 08:04:01 (permalink)☄ Helpfulby Play 2018/08/13 13:59:48
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Re: Travelling abroad with just hand luggage 2018/07/31 08:16:08 (permalink)
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Even on a longer holiday (in a hot country/beach) I and my partner used to take a suitcase each. We'd end up wearing a few items of clothes, which could have easily been taken in a largish bag/holdall. Every time lol. Underwear, a few t's and shorts/trunks something for cooler evenings is all you need so yes easily doable. Trying to convince a female on the other hand🙄😂😂

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Re: Travelling abroad with just hand luggage 2018/07/31 08:41:34 (permalink)
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It's the toiletries that may get you mate. Pretty sure it's 10 items (All under 100ml) per person.

No reason you can't carry some of your wife's toiletries - and is cheaper to buy some if it (shampoo toothpaste deodorant etc) out there than pay for a large bag!
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Re: Travelling abroad with just hand luggage 2018/07/31 08:45:53 (permalink)
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Not forgetting the hairdryer and million attachments, straightening tongs, epilator, make-up etc... No your buggered mate🙄😂😂
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Re: Travelling abroad with just hand luggage 2018/07/31 09:52:24 (permalink)
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Always go hand luggage only unless skiing.  We're about to go for a week hiking in Bavaria, and this is going to be hand luggage only (we usually get away with 1 bag plus our rucksack/daypack).
 
My partner usually ends up using some of my bag for her toiletries though =/

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Re: Travelling abroad with just hand luggage 2018/07/31 09:52:36 (permalink)
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Re: Travelling abroad with just hand luggage 2018/07/31 10:17:31 (permalink)
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Shoes are usually the biggest issue, toiletries I just buy there can't be arsed to mess around for the sake of a few quid.
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Re: Travelling abroad with just hand luggage 2018/07/31 11:56:09 (permalink)
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Its this kind of thinking that will land you in bother with the Misses, thinking she wont need those pills or something
 
I could manage it easy, but not with the Misses shoes, a pair for every outfit :(
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Re: Travelling abroad with just hand luggage 2018/07/31 15:53:26 (permalink)
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Ooh, not seen anything limiting 10x100ml per person. May need to check that, but between the 3 of that should be OK.
 
And yes, I'm fully anticipating my son and I being nicely under the 7kg limit so having to take some the the wife's extras. I think I saw 4 toilet bags (well 2 of toiletries and 2 clear bags with 100ml bottles) full of miscellaneous crap that we may have to trim down.
 
I'm not limiting her medicine bag again, last time I unpacked all her Rx anti-deps etc and we nearly divorced within 24hrs.
 
She texted me last night to get all my stuff out, when I listed 2 pairs of each she couldn't believe it. When I suggested I didn't need 7 outfits for 7 days she replied saying maybe she needs to repack I'm hoping she'll only need her hairdryer. I'll be well impressed if she gets it done tho.
 
The last 2 holidays the amount of untouched, unworn stuff that we brought back was silly. I also like that if I only have 2 choices of things to wear, getting ready each night will be a 1min decision process.
 
As we have an early flight I'm also liking the fact that I can get an hour more in bed avoiding check-ins etc

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Re: Travelling abroad with just hand luggage 2018/07/31 17:36:21 (permalink)
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My Mrs took 10 outfits for 7 days recently, incase she didn't like a couple of them!

Hope it works out for you, can she out mess etc in a large handbag or can you/your son take a ruck sack along with your small case?
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Re: Travelling abroad with just hand luggage 2018/07/31 17:43:02 (permalink)
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That sound about right for my Mrs too. Just take 3 or 4 and remove the complications of having to choose something to wear, just make do with what you have (I'm sure I'll end out having to buy something out there anyway LOL)
 
I'm not too sure how strict they'll be about taking more than 1 piece of hand luggage, I might push for a shoulder bag as well as our hand luggage, sure the Mrs will be taking a large 'purse'. TBH I'll try and get as much in the Mrs and son's carry case and then use a small rucksack myself for the rest of the crap and all our paperwork/passports etc

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Re: Travelling abroad with just hand luggage 2018/07/31 19:40:06 (permalink)
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We usually only go away for 4 or 5 days at a time so backpacks are good enough, my woman is an expert packer and gets it all in (joke there somewhere) I’m shyte at it and tend to para pack which doesn’t usually end well when you need to hang stuff up on the other side and you’ve no iron 😐

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Re: Travelling abroad with just hand luggage 2018/07/31 20:07:54 (permalink)
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ironing on holiday... I don't iron stuff normally

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Re: Travelling abroad with just hand luggage 2018/08/01 07:47:45 (permalink)
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ironing on holiday... I don't iron stuff normally


Me neither, that’s why I bring the woman 😉

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Re: Travelling abroad with just hand luggage 2018/08/01 10:01:11 (permalink)
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I'm off to munich on sunday (to watch united) and i'm only taking 2 changes of clobber.
 
We're off to dublin at the end of august for 2 nights and we'll end up bringing a suitcase for the Mrs and the baby (even though we're staying with family)
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Re: Travelling abroad with just hand luggage 2018/08/01 16:33:15 (permalink)
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May favourite defence the Mrs has used for needing to pack more is "what happens if I don't like something I've packed"..... Why are you packing clothes you don't like???

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